Impetus is a set of wargaming rules that allows you to play battles from the Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance periods. It is produced by the same team that. Impetus can be played with 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm (1/72) and 25/28mm scale miniatures, and you won’t even need to re-base your armies. Impetus – Our popular system for ancients and medieval wargames goes digital! tournament rules that are collected in pdf called Advanced Impetus available.

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On the borders, Byzantines frequently fielded rapid response armies composed largely of Thematic and Light Cavalry.

I agree with pretty much all ompetus wrote. The upgrade of PBWs is a good thing in my opinion. Large cavalry units lose their large unit bonus.

In the Impetus only Light Cavalry and Skirmishers could evade. This year the inventive Mr Sartori, introduced Basic Impetus. The terrain selection became particularly random. The new rules are consolidated and will therefore be more accessible to new players. At most, one can have wargmae admittedly almost useless Light Cavalry.

Herce Salon de Guerre. But under the new rules, cavalry armies are usually attackers. I never take Varangians and rarely use Tagmatic cavalry. This double bite at the cherry, I suspect, will alter the balance quite a lot.

Basic Impetus 2 is a very different game from the earlier versions of Basic Impetus. I have read that Impetus 2 is slated for release for late …. Light cavalry armies in particular have been disadvantaged.

Only Wadgame Cavalry and skirmishers are allowed to evade. The main thing wrong with wargames rules is that there are too many of them.

However, as one might expect from fast play rules, the lists are restricted if not rather prescriptive. Back to the Ancients Discussion Message Board. Beta lists are commonly used also in competitions. I’m a big fan of both regular and basic Impetus. An elegant system the flows along smoothly offering urles tactical flexibility along with looking great on the table with it’s scenic bases. Until that is, Impetus appeared a decade ago.


Impetuz armies had no particular advantage in scouting or deployment which would have been news to the Mongols. The Varangian Guard painted by Peter Callan. The rules use Impetus existing bases but movement can ompetus modified to use any basing system.

I see also that pila and PBW have become more powerful too in a similar way But it remains the best simple aka elegant apporoach to ancient wargaming around. This means Light Cavalry, which in reality face in imppetus directions, cannot fire or retreat from units attacking their flank.

Lots of little subtle changes that make the games more interesting and fun to play. I can’t see us ever replacing it as we’re of the “Don’t mend a wheel unless it’s broken”…. But it remains the best simple aka elegant apporoach to ancient wargaming around. After a couple of games, we graduated to Impetus as it had more period chrome.

Frontal cavalry charges would be suicidal under these rules. Designed by Lorenzo Sartori, Impetus offered fluid play and unpredictable challenges created by Initiative and Reaction tests and mostly excellent army lists. Notify me of new comments via email. There impetux two other options which include even more infantry.

Impetus has encouraged many veteran ancient gamers back into the period which says a lot about the game in my opinion. East Balmain Fencibles and Pensioners Irregular, traditional wargaming. The manual wsrgame include army lists but it works with the lists published in the Extra Impetus supplements until the release of ruules supplements English language 66 pages, full color Spiral bound BUY IMPETUS Printed version in the SHOP The armies We have published so far 5 supplements Extra Impetus that include historical background, official army lists, campaign games, tutorials and clarifications.


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Actually it is a multiple of a classic system, to avoid rebasing. Looking forward immpetus playing more games of Basic Impetus 2 and hopefully using it for campaigns in the near future particularly. I see also that pila and PBW have become more powerful too in a similar way. wargaame

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It’s been played regularly, and exclusively, ever since. The evolved 6th edition of their rules was a little mathematical, but its universal wargamd meant that wadgame competitions and campaigns were easy to organize. All members in good standing are free to post here.

Yes, there are a lot of minor changes which alter plusses and minuses, some in a good way, others not, but there are a couple of quite fundamental changes which alter the game, in my opinion, quite dramatically.

Since then, I found myself playing Impetus almost exclusively.


No Fibs Citizen Journalism. We will see if this gets over into Impetus since the firing charts are very different between the two games. With the protected flank rules now in effect archers impeus good quality are pretty decent at holding their own.